Chevy Equinox Dashboard Light Guide

2020 Chevy Equinox

Sitting behind the wheel of the Chevy Equinox instills a sense of confidence. At The Lake Dealerships, we don’t want that confidence to be shaken if you see a dashboard light come on during your drives through Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, PA.

That’s why we put together this Chevy Equinox dashboard light guide. Inside, we’ll go over all the most common indicator and warning lights local drivers see and let you know what to do when one lights up.

If you have a light on your dashboard, don’t wait to schedule service. Our dealership is here to help. Check out our guide below, then contact us to make your service center appointment!


Dashboard Lights & the Chevy Equinox

Keep in mind––this list doesn’t cover all the lights you may see on the dashboard of your Equinox. Many dashboard lights are simply indicators letting you know things are working as they should, like the turn signal or parking brake.

The ones we’re listing here are the ones that do require your prompt attention or that indicate some kind of fault or error.


Charging System Light

Charging System Light: The Charging System Light is red and looks like a battery. If you see this dashboard light while driving your Chevy Equinox, there may be an issue with the electrical charging system. Turn off all electrical accessories––like the radio and air conditioner––while you drive to a safe place to park. Contact your local service center for assistance.


Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Malfunction Indicator Lamp: The Malfunction Indicator Lamp––also known as the check engine light––looks like a yellow engine and lets you know there’s a potential malfunction with the emissions control system. This light often shows up before the issue is noticeable, so be sure to heed its warning and schedule service as soon as possible. Try to avoid driving until your Chevy has been serviced.


Brake System Warning Light

Brake System Warning Light: The Brake System Warning Light looks like the word “BRAKE” written in red letters. If you see this light, there could be an issue with the braking system. Try to avoid driving until you’ve contacted a certified service center.


Tire Pressure Light

Tire Pressure Light: If you see a yellow light that looks like an exclamation mark inside a tire, then that’s the Tire Pressure Light. This light is telling you that the air in one or more of your tires is very low. Fill your tires up with air to the recommended PSI as soon as possible. If the light is blinking, then there’s a possible malfunction with your tire pressure monitoring system. Schedule service soon to have it addressed.


Engine Oil Pressure Light

Engine Oil Pressure Light: This light looks like an oil can that’s dripping fluid. If you see the Engine Oil Pressure Light, then you may be running on old or dirty oil. Continuing to drive may result in costly or even irreparable engine damage. Pull over as soon as it’s safe and contact your local service center.


Service Your Chevy Equinox With Us

Remember, this guide covers just some of the Chevy Equinox dashboard lights you may see during your drives around Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, PA.

If you see a light on your dashboard and need service, contact The Lake Dealerships and we’ll schedule a time for you to stop by our service bay.

Contact us to schedule service today!

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